sal. - Öhne Titel Mit Titel [tube014]
«sal. is a bit of a multi-talented artist. He does photography, new media, mixed media, he runs a multi-cultural venue called ovírus (the virus) with a group of friends, and of course, he makes his own music (most people do it in these days...). But not any kind of easy, unsuspected or familiar music, like garage pop-rock, hip hop, techno or whatever. sal. makes pure noise music, also called 'white noise', based on static electricity fluctuations and stuff. I really don't know how he makes it, but he knows how to make it. And it hurts. It hurts a lot. His music hits you so hard, that you'll feel like you've been run over by a train.
Run time 30:23Label / Recorded by sal.
Now... I could write some lines here, about Merzbow, Ryoji Ikeda and maybe Scanner and others, and how sal.'s music picks references from each one of them, etc. It would be rather pointless, because although most Noise and White Noise music has a solid structure, usually we get carried away by the violence of its sound and we tend to overlook those basic structure references and movement sways, and hidden patterns, hence, any reference to this work or that artist wouldn't do much for you, dear reader, just listen to the damn thing.
SOME IMPORTANT NOTES BEFORE TAKING THIS EXPERIENCE:
'Öhne Titel Mit Titel' needs you to be fully awake, with your mind and ears set to 'i-don't-know-what-the-hell-i'm-going-to-listen-to-but-i-don't-fucking-care-anyway mode', to be completely and truly... ahem... enjoyed.
Also, you wouldn't want to listen to this with your stomach empty. Have a snack a couple of minutes before, or something like that. Some tea would be nice, too.
Lie down on your bed or sofa. We want you to be at your most comfortable position. Don't even think about taking this out to the street.
And please, try this first with your volume set to low, then gradually upping it until it reaches the borders of pain. You're set to go.
Test Tube is not responsible, in any way, for future hearing problems related to the overuse of this release. Use it at your own risk. You have been warned.
And no, this is not a joke. I'm not laughing.»
- Pedro Leitão